Writing Circle of Tears

Been wondering why I’ve been a bit quiet these last few months? Well maybe not, but I’m gonna tell you anyway! Aside from opening this year’s Australian Shadows Award and co-editing Midnight Echo #2, I’ve been working on a novel! Unusually for me, it’s not horror. It is the first of a Japanese fantasy series […]

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Online renovation and freebies

I spent a bit of time on the weekend tidying up my website. For astute readers, you’ll notice the option to switch themes in the top right corner of the site. Go on, click those links, you know you want to! I have both a fantasy and dark fiction theme in case my readers get […]

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Swancon and Tin Ducks

I’ll be attending Swancon but on the Sunday only. The two set events I have in the diary are being a panellist on the ‘Horror: The state of the art’ at noon (the only horror specific panel on the program, but that’s cool, it’s a foothold in SF-ville) and attending the Ditmar/Tin Duck Awards ceremony […]

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Quadruple threat!

So, the Ditmar Awards have been announced and what do you know, it’s looks to be a strong and varied list! Several of my picks didn’t make the list, but quite a few did, which was heartening to see. Congratulations to all the nominees! I’d especially like to shout out to: Russell for picking up […]

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Fiction roundup

It’s been a good week for my fiction. The first of the Yamabushi Kaidan Japanese fantasy adventure series, the novelette “Yamabushi Kaidan and the Smoke Dragon“, has been published in the excellent Ticonderoga Publications (“T blah blah, P blah blah” for the uninitiated) anthology Fantastic Wonder Stories. There’s already an ASif review (a very positive […]

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Western Australia

Yellagonga DreamingTwo nights ago, Lake Joondalup burned. The lake is several kilometres long, about a kilometre wide, and with a largish uninhabitated island at the centre. It is ringed by the Yellagonga State Forest, a thin strip of bushland wedged between the lake and suburbia. Our house, on this suburban fringe, has a commanding view […]

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Fantastic Wonder Kaidan

I should fulfill my obligations here. Russell has suggested I’m a publicity whore. I figure I’m just helping to promote quality merchandise. 😉 Anyway, my Japanese fantasy novelette “Yamabushi Kaidan and the Smoke Dragon” (the first of the Yamabushi Kaidan series started at Clarion) will be appearing in the Fantastic Wonder Stories anthology. For 05 […]

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